On Your Marks

European City of Sport 2016 Opening Ceremony

Olympians Amy Williams, Jonathan Edwards and Colin Jackson were among the famous faces at the opening ceremony event, which was watched by more than 3,000 people, young and old, who packed out grandstands after snapping up tickets free of charge.
Directed by Jen Heyes, the ceremony, called On Your Marks, had taken weeks to plan and was the biggest of its kind ever seen in the city.
Crowds were left awestruck as they watched the hour-long performance, which featured around 700 performers who took part in a stunningly choreographed display. It included community groups, guest appearances from local sporting heroes, representatives from across Europe and other sporting greats.